Conscious Touch: The Art of Presence
Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Private home in Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, MI
We will come together to learn how to offer Conscious, Compassionate Touch to other beings -- friends, children, parents, lovers, animal beings, plant beings, ALL beings. The gathering will involve basic instruction in movement practice to open our own bodies, basic meditation, and practices of massage/bodywork/touch. Conscious Touch is a neutral container for anyone wishing to explore the giving and receiving of Compassionate Touch, based in presence and mindfulness. This is touch that can be shared between friends, loved ones, parents and children, shared with elderly beings who may not be receiving enough touch. It is appropriate for anyone who wishes to attend, and will expand the understanding of caregivers, bodywork therapists, and anyone who is feeling a sense of loneliness or isolation currently from not sharing enough touch. Touch is ABSOLUTELY a human need. It is fundamental to our health, our growth and our sense of wellbeing. It is not a luxury or a spa treatment or a sexual encounter. It is connected to our original nature, to our being. We will use basic meditation exercises, solo and in circle in the group, and simple grounded techniques of compassionate touch drawn from my many years as a bodywork practitioner and teacher, to come into loving, safe, consensual, neutral contact with one another. Please join us and experience these healing energies contained and born into your very being! 15$ Please wear comfortable clothes, bring water, and bring any cushions or blankets you would like. Some will be provided!